Saturday, June 21, 2008

Scarlet and Green Leafhopper...

Never saw a bug like this before in all my gardening and backyard roaming days...but today I happened to be wandering by my goldenrods and saw two Scarlet and Green Leafhoppers on the leaves. Thanks to the Internet, I was able to figure out what they were (and thanks to the shared photo via Flickr, not taken by me, since I wasn't able to get my camera and get out there fast enough). The pictures online, though, don't do justice to how pretty the colors are...though they are a little more light blue than green, and the underbelly is definitely a yellow color.

Otherwise, I'm just looking for time to do things around here, more than anything...eventually, time will come. :)


Green Fairy said...

Wow! I've never seen one of those 'round here before; very pretty.

fred@opc said...

Very cool bug! It's nice when the local insects provide some character to the garden.

At the end of last week we found a HUGE bug after dark on our deck. this thing was like 3" long and had a 5" wingspan. My sis-in-law (blogs over at looked it up and discovered it was a flying queen termite - this thing could have literally devoured our deck on its own... crazy.

Leafhopper sounds much more pleasant to me than termite. Maybe you can send her here.